Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
and used a master key to get into an apartment to make a drug bust. in their report the officer said they asked for permission first. case number 2, officers in the same hotel. for some reason an officer covers up the surveillance camera. why? case number 3. officers in the mission neighborhood again make a drug bust. in their official report they say they had their badges clearly displayed before they went in. >> you think this ends with just three videos? >> i suspect there will be more to this. >> reporter: the plains clothes unit these officers belong to have been shut down. >> i'm going to look at supervision, the plain clothes operation, the training, everything. we will audit the entire plains clothes operation. >> reporter: he also complained that the public defender went to the media with the tapes rather than to him. >> it makes it very difficult to be transparent. it makes it very difficult for us to conduct the investigation if i have to watch the t.v. to find out what is happening with my police department. >> i'll be happy to provide that to him. >> do you have any now?
Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
officers accused of breaking the rules. phil shows us the investigation into these officers is far from over. phil? >> reporter: that's right, dana, the investigation is far from over and so is the concern that even more cases will be dismissed before this is wrapped up. the bombshell was dropped today in room 22, courtroom 22 by the district attorney. here is the so are are you. >> we believe that when anybody in the system allows people to be incarcerated while they are holding information that may provide sufficient evidence to release that person at the time, that we are being less than ethical and that we are not following our legal obligations. >> reporter: that was san francisco district attorney george gascone announcing that another 42 theft, robbery and drug cases were being tossed as a result of police misconduct being caught on video. >> the district attorney is making the right call. there is no way that a case can be proven in case when you have these kinds of questions about the officers' credibility. >> reporter: it start we had a surveillance camera that caught a team o